Staff

Zane Smith, PT, MPT, OCS

Zane Smith, PT, MPT, OCS

Owner

Zane is a native of the northwest and grew up in east Portland. He graduated from Eastern Washington University in 2003 with a Masters in Physical Therapy. He also has a BS in Human Biology. Zane believes that regardless of where the patient receives physical therapy, it must be comprehensive; encompassing not only tools to treat inflammation and pain, soft tissue dysfunction, muscle imbalances, and specific weakness as well as overall functional limitations, but also enhancing the patient’s ability to treat themselves and continue to thrive on an independent basis. In addition to treating orthopedic conditions, his other professional interests include the management of chronic headaches to include migraines as well as other chronic pain conditions. When not in the clinic Zane loves to spend time with his wife Leslie and their two children Zoe and Gage, at home in Washington. They enjoy snow skiing, fishing, camping, and other outdoor activities. Zane and Leslie are heavily involved in their community and in promoting a healthy lifestyle.

James Blackford, DPT

James Blackford, DPT

Doctorate in Physical Therapy

James began working for Camas Physical Therapy as a PT in 2017, but was a former employee of Timberline and Camas PT for several years while working towards his degrees. He earned his BS in Kinesiology at Washington State University in 2010. He then moved to San Diego County and received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in 2015. He has lived in Washington on and off since 2000, graduating from Camas High School in 2005. James uses an evidence-based approach to create a personalized plan of care that fits the needs of each patient. He believes in working closely with patients to develop goals that will lead to improved function. Outside of work, James enjoys spending time with family and friends, staying active, and sports.

Becky Sorensen, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Becky Sorensen was born and raised in the Rogue River Valley of Southern Oregon but spent the majority of her life in scenic Northwest Montana. She spent her early years in Montana working in Optometry but changed careers in 2013 when she became licensed as a Physical Therapist Assistant. Becky is fully committed to focusing on the individual; listening well, and executing a plan of care that is unique for each and every patient. Becky is passionate about making the world a better place by taking care of one patient at a time, creating a connection that achieves personal success. When she is not helping patients she is busy with flower gardening, needle-arts and pottery.

Margaret Aris, PT

Physical Therapist

Margaret has worked in Physical Therapy for over 30 years and came to Camas Physical Therapy in the beginning of 2020. She was born in New Zealand and came to the USA at just 10 years old in 1966. Margaret became a Physical Therapist because she has always wanted to do something to help people. She is passionate about helping others and making them feel good again. When Margaret isn’t helping patients, she gardens, make crafts, take walks and loves to hike. She also enjoys some yoga here and there!

Jacob Graybill, DPT

Doctorate in Physical Therapy

Jacob was born in Virginia, but was raised mostly in Eastern Washington, from Walla Walla to the Okanogan Valley. He loves outdoor activities like cycling, running, golf, and playing in the water. He attended undergraduate university at Walla Walla University, where he studied health science, education, and psychology. He then attended Loma Linda University where he earned his doctorate in physical therapy (DPT) in 2015. Jacob has practiced PT in the state of California and Washington for the past 5 years in outpatient orthopedic settings, honing his skills in manual therapy and movement analysis. Jacob is passionate about addressing the whole person in the pursuit of restoring functional mobility for everyone he treats, getting patients out of pain and back to enjoying their life to the fullest.

Derek Widener, PTA

Physical Therapy Assistant

Derek grew up in the Bay Area in the state of California, specifically in Santa Rosa, CA. Derek has always known he wanted to help people get better. Right after high school, he became a paramedic and stayed in this field of work 25 years. Derek later got his PTA degree in 2003 from Sonoma College and has been working in the outpatient orthopedic setting for 17 years as of the year 2020. Since Derek’s recent move up here to the Pacific Northwest, he really enjoys hiking and kayaking the Columbia River.

Mia, PTT

Physical Therapy Technician

Mia was born and raised locally here in Washington. Mia graduated from Multnomah University in 2020. Using her degree in Exercise Science, she loves the opportunity to work with patients to both help them feel better and progress towards their goals. She values wellness as a lifestyle in all its dimensions. Outside of work she loves sunshine and spending time outside with friends and family. Mia is always one to help others out and become a friend to anyone.

Emily, PTT

Physical Therapy Technician

Emily was born and raised here in Camas, WA. She got her bachelor’s degree in human development at WSU and is looking forward to getting into PT school! Emily loves helping people stay active, healthy and loves seeing people regain mobility and strength again. On Emily’s free time, she likes to be outdoors going on hikes, doing carpentry work and enjoys longboarding.

Samantha

Front Office Manager

Samantha was born and raised in Oregon and moved to Washington in 2008. Sam graduated at Skyview High School in 2012. She has been working at Camas Physical Therapy since the beginning of 2020. On her free time, you can find Sam hanging out with her daughter, Nevaeh, spending time with her husband, Alex, and she also loves going on walks and reading a good book to relax. Sam is very kindhearted and loves helping and getting to know others.

Ashton

Front Office & Social Media Manager

Ashton has lived in Camas her whole life. She graduated from Camas High School in 2017. Ashton started working at Camas Physical Therapy mid-2020. Ashton loves to help others and get to know new people. On her free time, you can find Ashton working on her photography, playing ball with her dog, Monty, or at the racetrack with her boyfriend, Spencer. Ashton also spends a lot of her time with friends and family.